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Photo of Murat Arcak MURAT ARCAK
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, USA

Murat Arcak (S’97-M’00-SM’05-F’12) received the B.S. degree from the Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey, in 1996 and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of California, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA, USA, in 1997 and 2000, respectively.

He is an Associate Professor in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences Department, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, USA. His research is in dynamical systems and control theory with applications to biological networks, power systems, communication networks, and cooperative robotics. Prior to joining UC Berkeley in 2008, he was a faculty member at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Pittsburgh, PA, USA.

Dr. Arcak received a National Science Foundation CAREER Award in 2003, the Donald P. Eckman Award in 2006, and the SIAM Control and Systems Theory Prize in 2007. He is Fellow of IEEE and a member of SIAM.

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Elta Systems Ltd.
Ashdod, Israel

Shmuel Auster (M’89-SM’99) received the B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in electrical and electronics engineering from Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel, in 1980 and 1986, respectively, and the degree in Engineering Management (Summa Cum Laude) in 1993.

He has been with Elta Microwave Systems, Ashdod, Israel, since 2006 as R&D Coordinator. He previously served as the RF&MW Chief Scientist at Elisra Electronic Systems Ltd. (1980-2006). He established and headed the Millimeter-Wave Technology and MMIC design activities at Elisra, was responsible for new developments in these fields and also for the design and development of passive and active microwave components and devices, RF, microwave and millimeter-wave receivers, transmitters, synthesizers, antennas, modules and sub-systems. From 1993 to 2000 he represented Elisra as a Director of the Israeli GaAs/MMIC Consortium and was also elected as Chairman of the Technical (R&D) Committee at this Consortium.

Since 2010, Mr. Auster has served as Chairman of the Israeli Society of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Director at the Association of Engineers and Architects in Israel and Member of The Council of Engineering & Architecture, Ministry of Industry and Trade, Government of Israel. In 2011 he received a "Certificate of Appreciation" from the engineering faculty of the Ben Gurion University, and an "Honorary Member Certificate" from the Shenkar College of Engineering. Previously he received IEEE MTTS (twice), IEEE EMCS and IEEE Region 8 certificates of appreciation.

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Boston University
Boston, MA, USA

John Baillieul (M’83-SM’89-F’93) has held appointments in three departments at Boston University, Boston, MA, USA. He is currently Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He is the former chairman of two departments.

Prof. Baillieul is active in the IEEE Control Systems Society where he served as President in 2006. He has also served in various capacities on the editorial board of the IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control. From 1992 to 1998, he was Editor-in-Chief of this journal, which was the most highly cited of all journals in Electrical Engineering in both 2006 and 2007. He is an IEEE Fellow for contributions to onlinear control theory, robotics, and the control of complex mechanical systems. He received the IEEE Third Millennium Medal. He is also a Fellow of SIAM and a Fellow of IFAC. He also has held leadership positions in both TAB and PSPB, including past IEEE Vice President of the Publication Services and Products Board.

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Department of Computer Science and Engineering
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN, USA

Kevin Bowyer (S’77-M’80-SM’92-F’98) received the Ph.D. degree in computer science from Duke University, Durham, NC, USA. He is currently Chair of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN, USA. His research interests are in the general areas of computer vision, pattern recognition, data mining and biometrics. He has contributed intellectual and technical support for a number of government-sponsored “challenge programs” in biometrics, including the Face Recognition Grand Challenge, the Iris Challenge Evaluation, the Face Recognition Vendor Test and the Multiple Biometrics Grand Challenge. He has also been active in data mining research, especially the development of classifier ensemble techniques for problems that exhibit “extreme” characteristics, such as a high imbalance between classes, unusually large training data, or noise in the class labels.

Dr. Bowyer is an IAPR Fellow.

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Faculty of Science and Technology
University of Macau
Macau, China

C. L. Philip Chen (S’88–M’88–SM’94–F’07) received the M.S. degree from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA, in 1985 and the Ph.D. degree from Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA, in 1988.

He is a Chair Professor and Dean of Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Macau. He has been a visiting research scientist at the Materials Directorate, Wright Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. He also has been a research faculty fellow at NASA Glenn Research Center. His research interests and projects, supported by the NSF, AFOSR, U.S. Air Force, ONR, NASA, and State of Ohio, include computer networking, intelligent systems, neural networks, fuzzy-neural systems, robotics, and CAD/CAM. His current research areas include design of computational intelligent systems, networking, video data indexing, retrieval, and aircraft engine life prediction, life extending control, diagnosis and prognosis, and health monitoring. He is a Fellow of AAAS.

Dr. Chen is currently the President of the IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society. He has also been actively involved in the Computational Society, Robotics and Automation Society, Computer Society, and Communications Society. He has published several papers in various IEEE publications and has been the Chair or Co-Chair of several conferences.

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Department of Engineering Science
National Cheng Kung University
Tainan City, Taiwan

Hsiao-Hwa Chen (S’89–M’91–SM’00–F’10) received the Ph.D. degree from the University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland, in 1991.

He is currently a Distinguished Professor with the Department of Engineering Science, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan, University, Taiwan, and he was the founding Director of the Institute of Communications Engineering of the National Sun Yat-Sen University, Taiwan. He has authored or co-authored over 400 technical papers in major international journals and conferences, six books, and more than ten book chapters in the areas of communications, communications, including the books entitled "Next Generation Wireless Systems and Networks" and "The Next Generation CDMA Technologies," both published by Wiley.

Dr. Chen has served as the General Chair, the TPC Chair, and the Symposium Chair for many international conferences. He has served or is serving as an Editor or/and a Guest Editor for numerous technical journals. He is the Founding Editor-in-Chief of Wiley’s Security and Communication Networks Journal. He received the Best Paper Award in IEEE WCNC 2008 and the IEEE Radio Communications Committee Outstanding Service Award in 2008. He is a Fellow of IET and BCS.

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University of Wroclaw
Wroclaw, Poland

Jan Chorowski (M’12) received the M.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering from the Wroclaw University of Technology, Wroclaw, Poland, and is expected to graduate with the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Louisville, Louisville, KY, USA, in 2012.

In 2009, he received a competitive University of Louisville Fellowship, when he joined the Computational Intelligence Laboratory. In summer 2011, he was the intern at Microsoft Research, Redmond, WA, USA. His research interests include the development and study of machine learning algorithms, especially using neural networks, classification methods, dimensionality reduction, and decomposition methods in data analysis.

Mr. Chorowski has published his work in the IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and has several papers pending with other journals. In addition, his papers have been accepted at conferences in the US (2012), Finland (2011), Italy (2012), and Switzerland (2012). He received the Best Graduate Student Award in 2009 and the Outstanding EE Graduate Student Award at UofL in 2011.

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National ICT Australia (NICTA)
Alexandria, Australia

Hugh Durrant-Whyte (S’84–M’86–SM’02–F’06) is the CEO of National ICT Australia (NICTA), Alexandria, Australia. He was previously Professor of Mechatronic Engineering at University of Sydney, Director of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Autonomous Systems and of the Australian Centre for Field Robotics (ACFR).

He has published over 350 research papers and founded four successful start-up companies. He has won numerous awards and prizes for his work. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, of the Australian Academy of Science (FAA), and the Royal Society (FRS). He was a member of the Robotics and Automation Society Administrative Committee and the IEEE RAS Distinguished Lecturer Committee.

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University of Zaragoza
Zaragoza, Spain

Pilar Molina Gaudo (S’99–M’00–SM’05) received the M.Sc. degree in telecommunications engineering and the Ph.D. degree in electronics engineering from the University of Zaragoza, Zaragoza, Spain, in 1997 and 2004, respectively.

Since 2007, she has been an Associate (tenured) Professor at the University of Zaragoza researching in the area of power inverters. She is currently engaged in a research project to apply Silicon Carbide transistors to power systems for induction heating cooking appliances and in power converters for high efficient energy saving. She is CEO and co-founder of Epic Power, a University of Zaragoza spin-off company that manufactures energy recovery systems for elevators (among others). She has been a Volunteer of IEEE since 1999 serving on several committees and boards including Women in Engineering, New Initiatives Committee, and Ethics and Member ConductCommittee. She has served in different capacities at MGA, where currently she is the Spain Section Chair. She is the author of papers in several IEEE Transactions and other quality journals.

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G. H. Gaynor and Associates, Inc.
Minneapolis, MN, USA

Gerard H. (Gus) Gaynor (M’87-SM’96-F’99-LF’05) brings experiences from a career that spanned the technical and management disciplines. Early career involved upper atmosphere research at the University of Michigan, MI, USA; product development; a personal entrepreneurial venture; and 25 years of service at 3M in major engineering and executive assignments. During seven years of residence in Europe, Gaynor served as Chief Engineer of 3M Italy and Director of Engineering for 3M Europe and on the 3M Italy Board of Directors and 3M Europe Executive Committee. After retiring from 3M as Director of Engineering, Gaynor organized G. H. Gaynor and Associates, Inc., concentrating on managing engineering and technology.

Dr. Gaynor has published five books related to managing technology; over 40 papers; had two Fulbright Scholar appointments; served as Adjunct Professor at St. Thomas University, St. Paul, MN, USA; and served as lecturer with the graduate programs on Managing Technology and Innovation, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA.

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National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
US Department of Commerce
Gaithersburg, MD, USA

Hamid Gharavi (M’79-SM’90-F’92-LF’13) received the Ph.D. degree from Loughborough University, Loughborough, UK, in 1980.

He joined AT&T Bell Laboratories, Holmdel, NJ, USA, in 1982. He was then transferred to Bell Communications Research (Bellcore) after the AT&T-Bell divestiture, where he became a Distinguished Member of Research Staff. In 1993, he joined Loughborough University as Professor and Chair of Communication Engineering. Since September 1998, he has been with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), US Department of Commerce, Gaithersburg, MD, USA. His research interests include smart grid, wireless multimedia, mobile communications and wireless systems, mobile ad-hoc networks, and video/image transmission.

Dr. Gharavi received the Charles Babbage Premium Award from the Institute of Electronics and Radio Engineering in 1986, and the IEEE CAS Society Darlington Best Paper Award in 1989. He holds eight US patents related to these topics. He is currently serving as the Editor-in-Chief for the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology.

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University of South Florida
Tampa, FL, USA

Lawrence O. Hall (S’85-M’86-SM’98-F’03) received the Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from the Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, USA, in 1986 and the B.S. degree in Applied Mathematics from the Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL, USA, in 1980.

He is a Distinguished University Professor and the Chair of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, USA. His research interests lie in distributed machine learning, extreme data mining, bioinformatics, pattern recognition, and integrating AI into image processing. The exploitation of imprecision with the use of fuzzy logic in pattern recognition, AI, and learning is a research theme.

Dr. Hall has authored or co-authored 70 papers in journals, as well as many conference papers and book chapters. He is a Fellow of IEEE and a fellow of the IAPR.

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University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN, USA

Bin He (S’87-M’88-SM’97-F’04) is a Distinguished McKnight University Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Medtronic-Bakken Chair, and Director of Institute for Engineering in Medicine at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA. His major research interests include neuroengineering and functional biomedical imaging.

Dr. He has published over 180 peer-reviewed journal articles and delivered over 250 keynote, plenary, and invited talks and seminars in international conferences and institutions worldwide. He served as the President of International Society for Functional Source Imaging (2007-2008) and International Society for Bioelectromagnetism (2002-2005). Dr. He is a Fellow of IEEE, the International Academy of Medical and Biological Engineering, the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering, the Institute of Physics, and the International Society for Functional Source Imaging. Dr. He is on the Board of Directors of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering, and on the Governing Council of the International Academy of Medical and Biological Engineering. He is also the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering.

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University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, USA

David A. Hodges (S’59-M’65-SM’71-F’77-LF’03) is the Daniel M. Tellep Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, USA, where he has been a member of the faculty since 1970. He served as Dean of Berkeley’s College of Engineering from 1990 to 1996 and retired from regular service in 1998. He held research and management positions at Bell Laboratories from 1966 to 1970.

An IEEE Fellow since 1977, he was a co-recipient of the 1983 IEEE Morris N. Liebmann Technical Field Award and was the 1997 recipient of the IEEE Education Medal. Dr. Hodges is a member of the US National Academy of Engineering and has served in the past as a corporate Director for Megatest, Mentor Graphics, and Silicon Image, and as a Trustee of the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute and the International Computer Science Institute.

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Academic Research and Technology
University of California, San Francisco
Fresno, CA, USA

Donna Hudson (M’82-SM’94-F’01) received the Ph.D. degree from the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, University of California, Los, Angeles, in 1981, and has been on the Faculty of the University of California since then.

She is currently Director of Academic Research and Technology at the University of California, San Francisco, Professor of Clinical and Translational Informatics (UCSF) and Professor, Joint Graduate Group in Bioengineering at UC Berkeley/UCSF. She is on the Executive Committees of Biological and Medical Informatics and CTI Graduate Groups at UCSF. She is past-president of the International Society for Computers and Their Applications and Vice-President of the World Academy of Biotechnology. She has over 230 refereed publications in the areas of computer-assisted medical decision making, biosignal analysis, neural network modeling, telemedicine for home healthcare, and complex analysis of biomedical data applied to cardiology, neurology, and cancer diagnosis and prognosis.

Dr. Hudson is a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering.

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Warwick Engineering in Biomedicine
School of Engineering, University of Warwick
Coventry, United Kingdom

Christopher James was born in Malta. He received the B.Elec.Eng. (Hons) degree from the University of Malta in 1992 and the Ph.D. degree from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand, in 1997.

He was a postdoctoral research fellow in the EEG Department, Montreal Neurological Institute, McGill University, Montreal, Canada, from 1997 to 1998 and a postdoctoral research fellow (1998-2001), and then Lecturer (2001-2003) with the Neural Computing Research Group of Aston University, Birmingham, UK. From 2004 to 2010, he was a Reader in Biomedical Signal Processing at the University of Southampton, UK. He now has a chair in Healthcare Technology at the University of Warwick, UK and is Director of the Institute of Digital Healthcare.

He is immediate past Chair of the Executive Committee of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) Healthcare Technology Network, is on the IET TPN Steering Committtee and has advised IET on Healthcare Technology matters for the Faraday Lectures, and has presented for IET at outreach activities. He represents the IET on the Royal Academy of Engineering’s UK Biomedical Engineering focus committee.

Professor James is Series Editor for the Biomedical Signals and Systems book series of Artech House Publishers; Editor in Chief of the Open Medical Informatics Journal. He has instigated and organizes the PGBIOMED series of biomedical engineering student conferences which have taken place from 2003 to date.

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OmniVision Technologies, Inc.
Berkeley, CA, USA

Suganda Jutamulia (M’89-SM’95) was born in Indonesia. He received the B.S. degree in Physics from Institut Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia, the M.S. degree in Opto-Electronics from Universitas Indonesia, Indonesia, and Ph.D. degree in Electronic Engineering from the Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Hokkaido Prefecture, Japan.

He was a post-doctorate fellow at the Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA; a principal investigator for small-business innovation research at several companies; a manager at Kowa Company Ltd.; a senior engineer at Blue Sky Research; and CTO at Newtonics Spectra Inc., prior to serving as an in-house patent agent previously at Oplink Communications Inc. and currently at OmniVision Technologies Inc. He teaches part time at San Jose State University, San Jose, CA, USA. He is a Professor of Biomedical Engineering at University of Northern California, Petaluma, CA, USA.

Dr. Jutamulia has 12 patents, over 125 publications, and eight books to his credit. He is a Senior member of IEEE and a Fellow of Optical Society of America, and SPIE – the International Society for Optical Engineering.

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Arkansas Tech University
Russellville, AR, USA
University of Texas at Dallas
Dallas, TX, USA

Jan Kallberg received the J.D./LL.M. from Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden, and the M.A. degree in Political Science and the Ph.D. degree in Public Affairs, both from The University of Texas at Dallas, Dallas, TX, USA.

He is an Assistant Professor at Arkansas Tech University, Russellville, AR, USA, and a researcher at the Cyber Security Research and Education Center, The University of Texas at Dallas. He firmly believes that cyber research is to seek the unknown and seek ways to utilize cyber as a policy option.

Dr. Kallberg has been published in Strategic Studies Quarterly, Joint Forces Quarterly (forthcoming), Air and Space Power Journal, and IEEE Security & Privacy Magazine. He co-authors, with Dr. Bhavani Thuraisingham, on a 2013 forthcoming book titled Digital National Security – Cyber Defense and Cyber Operations.

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Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology
Ramna Dhaka, Bangladesh

Shahidul Islam Khan (S’86-M’86-SM’89) received the Ph.D. degree from Concordia University, Montreal, QC, Canada, on power electronics in 1986.

He is currently a Professor at the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Ramna Dhaka, Bangladesh. He served as the Head of the Department and the Dean of the Faculty of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, and the Director of the Centre for Energy Studies, BUET. He has also been a visiting faculty member at the Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Johor Bahru, Malaysia. His research is focused on renewable energy (solar PV, wind energy, and hybrid systems) and sustainable technologies. He authored over 50 articles in peer-reviewed journals and at international and national conferences. He has led projects on solar energy and energy efficiency funded by the Government of Bangladesh and international agencies such as USAID, German Development Cooperation (GIZ), European Union, etc. He served in numerous governmental committees on energy projects and makes regular national media appearances on power, energy, and technology policy issues.

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Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Auburn University
Auburn, ALUSA

Hulya Kirkici (S’89-M’89-SM’97) received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in physics from Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey, in 1981 and 1984, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Polytechnic University, Brooklyn, NY, in 1990.

She is a Professor of electrical and computer engineering with Auburn University, Auburn, AL, USA, where she teaches and conducts research. She was a visiting scientist/engineer at NASA, Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL, USA (1999-2000). Her research interests are in electrical insulation and high-frequency dielectric breakdown in space and aerospace environments, cold plasmas, repetitive pulsed power, and high-voltage engineering. She has published numerous journal and conference papers and given invited talks in these related topics (in the USA, Turkey, Japan, South Korea, and China).

Dr. Kirkici is a member of American Physical Society (APS), Sigma Xi Scientific Honor Society, Eta Kappa Nu Electrical Engineering Honor Society, and American Association of University Women (AAUW). She was the President of IEEE DEIS (2009 and 2010), members of the TAB Finance and IEEE Conferences Committees (2011 and 2012), and has been the IEEE PSPB Treasurer since 2012.

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Indian Institute of Technology
Kharagpur, India

Cheruvu Siva Kumar (M’12) was born in India in 1966. He received the Bachelor of Technology degree in Manufacturing Science and Engineering in 1987 and the doctoral degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1995, both from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India.

He is currently a faculty member of the Mechanical Engineering Department at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India. He works primarily in the area of Robotics and Intelligent Systems and also in areas of CAD-CAM and Computer Networks. He worked briefly in the manufacturing industry in 1987 and was a post-doctoral fellow in the Science and Technology Agency (now JSPS) at AIST (formerly Electro Technical Laboratory), Tsukuba, Japan, in 1999. His research areas span control of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles, flexure-based micro-grippers, humanoid robots, and direct digital manufacturing of metals using additive processes and in computer networks.

Dr. Kumar is a member of professional international organizations, namely IEEE, ASME, and AUVSI. In India he is serving in national bodies as an expert member in the Marine Systems panel of the Naval Research Board, as an advisor for the Additive Manufacturing Society of India, and member of a telecom engineering center working group on QoS networks. He has over 50 archived publications in international journals, conferences, and book chapters and has filed two patents.

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Fujitsu Laboratories, Ltd.
Kawasaki, Japan

Hideo Kuwahara (M’79-SM’93-F’06-LF’14) received the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in electronics engineering from the University of Tokyo, in 1972, 1974, and 1984, respectively.

He is a Fellow of Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. headquartered in Japan. He joined Fujitsu in 1974 and has since enjoyed a long career in optical communications R&D, including high speed TDM, coherent, optical amplifier, and WDM technologies. From 2000 to 2003, he led the Photonics Networking Lab, Fujitsu Network Communications, Inc., Richardson, TX, USA. He was a Board Member of Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. from 2004 through 2006. In his current position, he leads the direction of photonics technologies R&D at Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd.

In Japan, Dr. Kuwahara is a Fellow of the IEICE (Institute of Electronics, Information and Communications Engineers), where he served as director of finance, and he is currently serving as an auditor. He received the IEICE Achievement Award in 1998. In 2007, he was General Co-Chair of OECC (Opto-Electronics and Communications Conference), and a member of the International Advisory Committee. He also is an active participant in the OITDA (Optoelectronics Industry and Technology Development Association of Japan) and received the Sakurai Memorial Award in 1990. He has participated in some government related committees and activities in Japan. In China, he served as a guest professor position at the Beijing University of Post and Telecommunications from 2008 to 2012.

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Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST)
Hong Kong

Khaled Ben Letaief (S’85-M’90-SM’97-F’03) received the Ph.D. degree from Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA, in 1990.

He is currently Dean of Engineering at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), Hong Kong. He has over 450 IEEE papers, 13 US patents, and six technical contributions to IEEE standards. He served as founding Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications and Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications-Wireless Communications Series.

Dr. Letaief was instrumental in organizing IEEE flagship conferences (e.g., WCNC’07, ICC’08; ICC’10). He is the recipient of six teaching awards and nine IEEE Best Paper awards. He is Fellow of IEEE, ISI Highly Cited Researcher, and recipient of 2007 IEEE ComSoc Publications Exemplary Award. He has received the 2009 IEEE Marconi Prize Award, 2010 Purdue University Outstanding Electrical and Computer Engineer Award, and 2011 IEEE Communications Society Harold Sobol Award. He served IEEE in many functions including Chair of the 2008 IEEE TA/MGA Visits Program; IEEE ComSoc Vice President for Conferences; ComSoc and VT Fellow Evaluation Committees; IEEE TAB/PSPB Products & Services Committee; and member of IEEE PSPB.

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Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA, USA

José M. F. Moura (S’71–M’75–SM’90–F’94-LF’12) received the Electrical Engineering degree from the Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), Lisbon, Portugal, and the Ph.D. degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA, USA.

He is a University Professor at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), Pittsburgh, PA, USA; was on the faculty at IST; and has been Visiting Professor at MIT, Cambridge, MA, USA. In 2010, he was elected University Professor at CMU. His interests include statistical and algebraic signal and image processing. He directs a large education and research partnership between Carnegie Mellon and nine Universities in Portugal. He founded at Carnegie Mellon two research institutes, the Center for Sensed Critical Infrastructure Research and the Information and Communications Technologies Institute.

Dr. Moura is a Life Fellow of the IEEE, a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), and a Member of the Academy of Sciences of Portugal. He received the Signal Processing Society (SPS) Technical Achievement Award and the Meritorious Service Award from SPS; he was awarded by CMU the 2008 Philip L. Dowd Fellowship Award for Contributions to Engineering Education and the 2007 CIT Outstanding Research Award. He received in 2006 an IBM Faculty Award.

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Deakin University
Geelong, Vic, Australia

Saeid Nahavandi (M’92-SM’07) received B.Sc. (Honors), M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Control Engineering from Durham University, Durham, UK in 1985, 1986, and 1991, respectively.

He then joined Massey University, Palmerstown North, New Zealand, where he taught and led research in robotics and intelligent systems. In 1998, he joined Deakin University, Geelong, Vic, Australia, where he currently holds the titles of Alfred Deakin Professor and the Chair of Engineering. He is the director for the Center for Intelligent Systems Research at Deakin University with 60 researchers.

Prof. Nahavandi has been an active researcher in the area of intelligent systems since the late 1980s. He received the Prince & Princess of Wales Science Award in 1994 and won the title of Young Engineer of the Year in 1996. He has carried out industry-based research with companies and organizations such as ABB, Air-International, Australian Defence Force, BNP, Boeing, Bosch, FESTO, Ford Motor Company, General Motors, Nissan, Omron, Pacifica, Siemens, Sun Microsystems, and Vestas.

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Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO, USA

Ali Pezeshki (S’95–M’05) received the B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran, in 1999 and 2001, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, USA, in 2004.

In 2005, he was a postdoctoral research associate with the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, Colorado State University. From January 2006 to August 2008, he was a postdoctoral research associate with The Program in Applied and Computational Mathematics, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, USA. Since August 2008, he has been an Assistant Professor with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Colorado State University. Since October 2012, he is also an Assistant Professor of Mathematics at Colorado State University. His research interests are in statistical signal processing and coding theory and their applications to distributed sensing, active/passive sensing, and bioimaging.

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Axel Richter (S’82-M’85-SM’02) received the Dr. Ing. degree in micro electro mechanical systems from the Technical University of Munich, Germany, and an M.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Stuttgart, Germany.

He is a Senior Technical Manager and Engineering Management consultant. He has served as Technical Director within large multinational companies like Invensys and ABB and is also active as Consultant and Interim Manager in the areas of product and software development, engineering and R&D. He holds over 20 patents and was a distinguished researcher at the Fraunhofer Gesellschaft in Germany.

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University of Ferrara
Ferrara, Italy

Gianluca Setti (S’94-M’97-SM’02F’06) received the Dr.Eng. degree (honors) and the Ph.D. degree in Electronic Engineering from the University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy, in 1992 and in 1997, respectively.

Since 1997, he has been with the School of Engineering, University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy, where he is currently a Professor of Electrical and Electronic Engineering. He held several positions as Visiting Professor/Scientist at EPFL (2002, 2005), UCSD (2004), IBM (2004, 2007), and at the University of Washington (2008, 2010). He is also a permanent faculty member of ARCES, University of Bologna (2001-present). He co-authored three books,12 book chapters and over 200 journal papers and conference contributions.

Dr. Setti is (co)recipient of the 2004 IEEE CAS Society Darlington Award, Best Paper Award at ECCTD, 2006, Best Student Paper Award at EMCZurich, 2005, and at ISCAS, 2011, as well as the Best Italian Ph.D. Thesis Award in Neural Networks, 1997. He is an IEEE Fellow.

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Electrical and Computer Engineering Department and Robert W. Galvin Center for Electricity Innovation
Illinois Institute of Technology, USA

Mohammad Shahidehpour (S’79–M’81–SM’86–F’01) is Bodine Chair Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department and Director of the Robert W. Galvin Center for Electricity Innovation at Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL, USA. He is the Principal Investigator of over $40 million projects on smart grid research and development.

He received the IEEE Burke Hayes Award for his research on hydrokinetics, Edison Electric Institute’s Power Engineering Educator Award, Innovation Award from the Association of Electrical Engineering Department Heads, Technologist of the Year Award from the Illinois Technology Association, and IEEE/PES Outstanding Power Engineering Educator Award in 2012. He is a Research Professor at North China Electric Power University in Beijing, Technical University of Denmark, and Sharif University of Technology in Iran, and King Abdulaziz University in Saudi Arabia. Dr. Shahidehpour received an Honorary Doctorate in 2009 from the Polytechnic University of Bucharest. He was the Chair of the Transactions Committee of the IEEE Technical Activities Board (2004-2006) and a member of the IEEE Fellow Committee (2003-2006). He has held many positions in the IEEE Power and Energy Society, including Distinguished Lecturer (2004-present); Chair, Vice-Chair, and Secretary of the Power System Operations Committee (2003-2009); Chair of the Prize Paper Awards Committee (2002-2007); Chair of the Operation Methods Subcommittee (1996-1998); and Vice President of Publications (2008-2011). He is the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON SMART GRID and was Editor of the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON POWER SYSTEMS (1995-2008).

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Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology
University of Naples Federico II
Naples, Italy

Bruno Siciliano (M’91–SM’94–F’00) is Professor of Control and Robotics, and Director of the PRISMA Lab in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology at University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy.

His research interests include force and visual control, human-robot interaction and service robotics. He has co-authored seven books, 70 journal papers, 170 conference papers and book chapters. He has delivered 100 invited lectures and seminars at institutions worldwide, and he has been the recipient of several awards. He is a Fellow of IEEE, ASME and IFAC. He has served on the editorial boards of several peer-reviewed journals and has been chair of program and organizing committees of several international conferences. He is CoEditor of the Springer Tracts in Advanced Robotics, and of the Springer Handbook of Robotics, which received the PROSE Award for Excellence in Physical Sciences & Mathematics and was also the winner in the category Engineering & Technology. His group has been granted twelve European projects in the last five years.

He has held several positions in the Robotics and Automation Society, including Administrative Committee Member (1996-1999, 2005-present), Vice-President for Publications (1999), Vice-President for Technical Activities (2000-2003), Distinguished Lecturer from (2004-2007), and Fellow Evaluation Committee Member (2004, 2006, 2007, and 2010). He has served as President-Elect (2006-2007), President (2008-2009), Junior Past President (2010-2011) and is currently the Society Senior Past-President.

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University of Central Florida
Orlando, FL, USA

Marwan A. Simaan (S’69-M’72-SM’79-F’88-LF’12) received the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois (UI), Urbana-Champaign, IL, USA, in 1972.

His academic experience includes faculty appointments at the University of Pittsburgh (Pitt), Pittsburgh, PA, USA, and the University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, USA. His industrial experience includes research appointments and consultancies with Bell Labs, Shell, Gulf Oil, and ALCOA. At Pitt (1976-2008), he served as Chair of the Electrical Engineering Department and held the position of Bell of PA/Bell Atlantic Professor of Electrical Engineering. At UCF (2008-present), he served as Dean of the College of Engineering and Computer Science and holds the position of Florida 21st Century Endowed Chair and Distinguished Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.

Dr. Simaan served on numerous professional committees and editorial boards and received several awards including three best papers awards, a Distinguished Alumnus Award from ECE at UI (1995), and a Distinguished Engineering Service Award from the College of Engineering at UI (2008). He is a registered Professional Engineer in Pennsylvania, a member of NAE, a Life Fellow of IEEE, and Fellow of ASEE and AAAS.

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State University of New York Buffalo
Buffalo, NY, USA

Satrajit Sinha received the M.B.B.S. degree from the Medical College Kolkata, Kolkata, India. He received the Ph.D. degree in biochemistry from the University of Texas at Houston, Houston, TX, USA, under the supervision of Dr. Benoit de Crombrugghe.

He was then a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA, with Dr. Elaine Fuchs, where he developed his interest in epithelial biology, especially skin keratinocytes. He is currently an Associate Professor at the Department of Biochemistry at the State University of New York (SUNY) Buffalo. His research interest is in transcriptional control mechanisms of epithelial cell development and differentiation. His laboratory utilizes biochemical and genetic approaches and genome-wide interrogation techniques to answer fundamental questions about differentiation of progenitor/stem populations and to examine molecular consequences of altered expression of transcription factors.

Dr. Sinha serves on the editorial board of journals and is a reviewer for several NIH study sections, and his research is funded by the National Institutes of Health.

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Nanyang Technological University

Ah-Hwee Tan (M’04-SM’04) received the Ph.D. degree in Cognitive and Neural Systems from Boston University, Boston, MA, USA, and the B.S. (First Class Honors) and M.S. degree in Computer and Information Science from the National University of Singapore, Singapore.

He is an Associate Professor and the Head of Division of Software and Information Systems at the School of Computer Engineering, Nanyang Technological University (NYU), Singapore. Prior to joining NTU, he was a Research Manager at A*STAR Institute for Infocomm Research I2R, leading the Text Mining and Intelligent Agents groups. His research interests include cognitive and neural systems, intelligent agents, machine learning, and text mining.

Dr. Tan has published more than 120 technical papers and six patents and has successfully commercialized a suite of business-intelligence technologies. He serves on the editorial boards of Applied Intelligence, Journal of Database Management, and Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Smart Environments. He is a member of ACM and INNS and a Senior member of IEEE.

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Applied Physics Laboratory
The Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD, USA

Edward Tunstel (S’92-M’96-SM’99-F’12) received B.S. and M.Eng. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Howard University, Washington, DC, USA, in 1986 and 1989, respectively, and the Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, USA, in 1996.

He is a Senior Roboticist at the Applied Physics Laboratory, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA, and also served as its Space Robotics & Autonomous Control Lead. He leads and performs robotics and autonomy R&D for national security and space applications. He spent 18 years at NASA JPL where he was a Senior Robotics Engineer and Advanced Robotic Controls Group Lead focusing on Mars rover technology development and missions, including engineering and analysis team leadership roles for autonomous navigation and control capabilities. Research includes robot navigation, control and systems engineering, yielding over 130 publications and recognition via awards and media coverage.

He is a Fellow of IEEE and member of AIAA and NSBE, currently serving on several editorial boards of international engineering journals. He has held several positions with the IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society including the Vice President for Systems Science and Engineering (2010-2014), Vice President for Conferences and Meetings (2008-2009), and Board of Governors, Member-At-Large (2006-2008). He is currently an Associate Editor for the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON CYBERNETICS and a member of the Editorial Advisory Board for the IEEE SYSTEMS JOURNAL; for which he was also an Associate Editor (2006-2010).

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Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences Department
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI, USA

Fawwaz T. Ulaby (M’68-SM’74-F’80-LF’09) received the B.S. degree in physics from the American University of Beirut, Lebanon, in 1964, and the M.S.E.E. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Texas, Austin, TX, USA, in 1966 and 1968, respectively.

He is the Leith Distinguished Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA. He previously served as Vice President for Research of the university for seven years.

He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, Fellow of AAAS, and serves on several national scientific boards and commissions, including the Committee on Human Rights of the National Academies. He has directed large, interdisciplinary NASA projects and served as the founding Director of the NASA Center for Space Terahertz Technology. He has authored 15 books, published some 700 scientific papers, and supervised 115 graduate students. He was the recipient of the NASA Achievement Award (1990), the IEEE Millennium Medal (2000), the 2002 William Pecora Award-a joint recognition by NASA and the Department of the Interior, and most notably, the 2006 Thomas Edison Medal. In 2011, he received the Massachusetts Institute of Technology OAS Science and Technology Lifetime Achievement Award, and in 2012, he was awarded the IEEE Education Medal. He has served as Editor-in-Chief of the PROCEEDINGS OF THE IEEE (2000-2006), President of the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society, member of the IEEE Publications Board (2000-2006), and General Chair of the International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (1981 and 1987).

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Department of Information Engineering
Università degli Studi di Padova
Padova, Italy

Maria Elena Valcher (M’03-SM’03-F’12) received the M.Sc. degree (cum laude) in electronic engineering and the Ph.D. degree in systems engineering, both from the University of Padova, Italy, in 1991 and 1995, respectively.

From November 1994 to October 1998, she was Assistant Professor in the Automatic Control area in the Department of Electronics and Computer Science, University of Padova. From November 1998 to October 2001, she was Associate Professor of System Theory on the Engineering Faculty, University of Lecce, Italy. From November 2001 to December 2004 she was Associate Professor of System Theory at the Engineering Faculty of the University of Padova. She is currently Full Professor of Control Theory at the University of Padova.

Dr. Valcher has been the author/co-author of about 65 papers that have appeared in international journals, about 80 conference papers and some book chapters. Her research interests include multidimensional systems theory, polynomial matrix theory, behavior theory, convolutional coding, fault detection and observer design, delay-differential systems, switched systems and positive systems.

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Innovation Lab
InterDigital Communications
King of Prussia, PA, USA

Chonggang Wang (S’99-M’04-SM’09) received the Ph.D. degree from Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (BUPT), Beijing, China in 2002. He is currently a Senior Staff Engineer with InterDigital Communications, King of Prussia, PA, USA. Prior to that, he held various research positions with NEC Laboratories America, AT&T Labs Research, University of Arkansas, and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, respectively. His current research focuses on Internet of Things (IoT), mobile cloud computing and future Internet R&D activities including technology development and standardization. He (co-)authored more than 100 journal/conference articles and book chapters.

Dr. Wang is the co-founder and inaugural Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Internet of Things Journal (IoT-J).


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